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The story of the Norman Conquest – April 1066

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1 May 2016
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Saxon farmer and monastic chronicler

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters.

Halley’s Comet passed overhead in April 1066 – was it an omen? And does it spell good news or disaster? Meanwhile, closer to earth Duke William was searching for ships to launch his invasion – and finding that invading a country isn’t simple, even for a powerful duke.

You can follow the events of 1066 as they unfold throughout the year, through the eyes of characters from different areas of medieval society.

Are you Team Norman or Team Saxon? Pick a side and or find out more about the people of 1066 here. And now, here’s what happened in April 1066…

 

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